On-demand driver provider DriveU raises funding

Binu Paul

Bengaluru-based DriveU, an online platform that connects drivers with private car owners, has raised mezzanine funds worth Rs ....

13 November, 2018

India’s competition watchdog dismisses price-fixing charges against Uber, Ola

Binu Paul

In response to a complaint against cab aggregators Uber and Ola, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has ruled that the ....

8 November, 2018
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Andhra CM's top aide JA Chowdary on easing startup regulations and focusing on fintech

Binu Paul

As special chief secretary and IT adviser to the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, JA Chowdary has his work cut out—create ....

2 November, 2018

Setback for e-pharmacies as Madras HC suspends online sale of medicines

Binu Paul

In what could be a major setback to the blossoming e-pharmacy business in India, the Madras High Court on Wednesday issued an ....

31 October, 2018

AI-powered financial research platform Sentieo raises $19 mn in Series A round

Binu Paul

Financial research platform Sentieo has raised $19 million (around Rs 140 crore at current exchange rates) in a Series A funding ....

31 October, 2018

E-sports startup GamingMonk gets fresh funding

Binu Paul

E-sports startup GamingMonk has raised Rs 4 crore (around $5,50,000 at current exchange rates) in a fresh round of funding from ....

30 October, 2018
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Faasos’ cloud kitchen pivot starts to pay off as revenues rise 67% in FY18

Binu Paul

Rebel Foods, which owns and operates internet kitchen brand Faasos, managed to grow its revenues by 67% in the financial year ....

30 October, 2018

Ronnie Screwvala’s UpGrad acquires online job skilling platform Acadview

Binu Paul

Media entrepreneur and investor Ronnie Screwvala's ed-tech startup UpGrad Education Pvt. Ltd has acquired Acadview Software ....

29 October, 2018

Flipkart marketplace’s FY18 loss narrows but wholesale unit sinks deeper into the red

Binu Paul

Walmart Inc.-owned Flipkart, India’s largest e-commerce company, has reported heavy losses for two of its key business units ....

29 October, 2018

Andhra Pradesh IT minister Nara Lokesh on turning Vizag into India’s Silicon Valley

Binu Paul

“We are a four-and-a-half-year-old startup state,” Nara Lokesh reiterates at every turn. He is the IT minister for ....

26 October, 2018
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Reboot: After MoonFrog, this founder wants to crack cheat code for social gaming

Binu Paul

India was quite an unlikely destination for Welsh entrepreneur Oliver Jones to start off his career. He joined mobile gaming developer ....

25 October, 2018

Exclusive: AI-powered video-tech startup VideoKen tops up seed funding round

Binu Paul

New Jersey- and Bengaluru-based VideoKen Inc., which runs an eponymous artificial intelligence-powered video-tech platform, has ....

22 October, 2018

BigBasket acquires RainCan to boost subscription delivery service

Binu Paul

Online grocer BigBasket, run by SuperMarket Grocery Supplies Pvt. Ltd, has acquired subscription-based e-grocery startup RainCan ....

18 October, 2018

Myntra’s marketing and strategy heads to quit by year-end

Binu Paul

Gunjan Soni, the chief marketing officer and head of Jabong at Flipkart-owned online fashion retailer Myntra, and Ananya Tripathi, ....

17 October, 2018

Healthcare financing platform LetsMD tops up pre-Series A funding round

Binu Paul

Healthcare-focused fin-tech startup LetsMD has topped up its pre-Series A funding round with an additional $1 million (Rs 7.3 ....

16 October, 2018

As Mercer buys Mettl, here's why everyone comes out looking like a winner

Kavya Kothiyal & Dearton Thomas Hector & Binu Paul

A week ago, online skills assessment startup Mettl managed something rather rare in the Indian startup ecosystem — it delivered ....

15 October, 2018

AI-based matchmaking startup Betterhalf gets seed money

Binu Paul

Betterhalf.ai, an artificial intelligence-powered matchmaking platform, has raised seed funding of $500,000 (Rs 3.7 crore at current ....

11 October, 2018

Mercer buys Blume and Kalaari-backed online skills assessment firm Mettl

Binu Paul

Human resources consulting firm Mercer has acquired Gurugram-based online skills assessment startup Mettl for an undisclosed amount. The ....

8 October, 2018

Flipkart rolls out insurance programme for smartphones

Binu Paul

Customers shopping on Walmart-owned e-commerce company Flipkart can now avail of insurance when buying smartphones on the platform. The ....

8 October, 2018

Thomas Cook to pick up stake in chat-based trip planner Ithaka

Binu Paul

Tour operator Thomas Cook (India) Ltd is foraying into the travel-tech space with a planned undisclosed investment in Traveljunkie ....

5 October, 2018

Can bike taxi startups ride their way to growth?

Binu Paul

This is the final of a three-part series that analyses India’s transport aggregation sector. You can read the previous parts here and ....

4 October, 2018